AATCC congratulates the entrants and winners in its fourth annual Materials Design Competition for students. Submissions are invited each year from both undergraduate and graduate students. The aim of the competition, developed by the AATCC Materials Interest Group, is to promote innovative product development from a material structures design perspective.
Students had a choice of three categories for their entries. All entries
were evaluated on concept originality, design element integration, technical
feasibility, clarity of supporting documentation, technical and materials
rationale, efficacy of the proposed commercialization of the idea, and viability
of economic cost analysis.
Judges were Dr. Philip J. Brown, Clemson University; Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University; Mr. Kanti Jasani, Performance and Technical Textile Consulting; and Ms. Cynthia McNaull, Invista – Performance Surfaces and Materials.
The 2009 winners submitted entries in the Industrial/Technical and Sports Materials category.
For more about the competition
and updates on the 2010 competition, visit www.aatcc.org/students/index.htm and click “Design
Competitions.” Photos of the winning entries are available here and